We over nighted at Walmart in Del Rio, Texas and let me tell you, that is the best most hospitable Walmart for RVers yet. They actually have designed sites for RV only! The lot is level and at the side of the store. It was super quiet. Free WiFi too.
When you look at Big Bend on the map you see it is just that "BIG". It's not until you get there you realize just how big. We kept going and going wondering if we would ever get to Cottonwood Campground and would we get a spot? No problem. It was practically empty the whole time we were there.
Beautiful campground. Sites are a bit small but we managed. The park staff visits all day long. And the animals. Javelinas came every day, usually a group of seven. The birds are exotic. We saw jack rabbits and then....a bob cat. Doug sat and watched as the bobcat stalked a jack rabbit but a car came and spooked the rabbit.
|Vermilion fly catcher|
|Sneaking bob cat|
|Rio Grande river|
|St. Elena gap where the Rio Grande flows to Mexico|
|From the campsite, you could see this. It has a name but I forget.|
|From the lodge patio, the trail showing what they call the Window. We could actually see this from the campsite 35 miles away once we knew what we were looking at.|
We had an excellent lunch at the lodge patio at the Chisos Mountains section of the park.
Friday night there was a thunderstorm and wind and rain. We thought it would be a temporary thing but alas no sunshine means no solar and generators are not allowed anywhere in the park. So today we left.
Once again we are at Walmart, snug as bugs in rugs (rigs ;)) and tomorrow we will head to the Escapee Park, The Ranch after a stop at Carlsbad Caverns.